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Nice Recommendations For Alzheimer's Disease Drugs

EDM number 947 in 2010-12, proposed by Jim Dobbin on 02/11/2010.
Categorised under the topics of Diseases, Health services and Medicine.

That this House notes that dementia is a devastating illness which affects over 800,000 people in the UK, two-thirds of them suffering from Alzheimer's disease and with only about a tenth receiving drug treatment; understands that for patients suffering in all stages of the disease some drug treatments can help to alleviate symptoms but that currently there are no National Institutefor Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) recommended treatment options for mild or severe forms of the disease; believes that the current NICE technology appraisal of Alzheimer's diseease will allow drugs, which can improve the symptoms of Alzheimer's disease, to be more widely available; congratulates NICE on its recently published draft guidance on Alzheimer's disease, which recommends the use of donepezil, galantamine and rivastigmine for Alzheimer's patients suffering from a mild and moderate form of the disease as well as recommending memantine for use in patients suffering from severe Alzheimer's and some moderate Alzheimer's patients; welcomes that there will now be NICE recommended treatment options for patients suffering at all stages of Alzheimer's disease, which will help to alleviate the terrible symptoms for thousands of patients; further notes that NICE has recognised the benefits that memantine can have on patients suffering from behavioural symptoms of Alzheimer's disease, including aggression and agitation; further welcomes the contribution this could have towards reducing the prescriptions of anti-psychotic, chemical cosh, drugs; and looks forward to the current draft recommendations being finalised unchanged at the end of the consultation period.

This motion has been signed by a total of 37 MPs, 1 of these signatures have been withdrawn.

Jim Dobbin02/11/2010Heywood and MiddletonLabourProposed
Eric Illsley03/11/2010Barnsley CentralLabourWithdrawn
Peter Bottomley03/11/2010Worthing WestConservativeSeconded
Ronnie Campbell03/11/2010Blyth ValleyLabourSeconded
Martin Caton03/11/2010GowerLabourSeconded
Mark Durkan03/11/2010FoyleSocial Democratic and Labour PartySeconded
David Crausby03/11/2010Bolton North EastLabourSeconded
Alan Meale03/11/2010MansfieldLabourSigned
Michael Connarty03/11/2010Linlithgow and East FalkirkLabourSigned
Jeremy Corbyn03/11/2010Islington NorthLabourSigned
Glenda Jackson04/11/2010Hampstead and KilburnLabourSigned
Jeffrey M Donaldson04/11/2010Lagan ValleyDUPSigned
Keith Vaz04/11/2010Leicester EastLabourSigned
Tom Blenkinsop04/11/2010Middlesbrough South and East ClevelandLabourSigned
John Pugh08/11/2010SouthportLiberal DemocratSigned
Mary Glindon08/11/2010North TynesideLabourSigned
Mike Hancock09/11/2010Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Frank Dobson09/11/2010Holborn and St PancrasLabourSigned
John McDonnell09/11/2010Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSigned
Kelvin Hopkins09/11/2010Luton NorthLabourSigned
Marsha Singh09/11/2010Bradford WestLabourSigned
Paul Murphy09/11/2010TorfaenLabourSigned
John Leech10/11/2010Manchester, WithingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
Katy Clark11/11/2010North Ayrshire and ArranLabourSigned
Martin Horwood11/11/2010CheltenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
Annette Brooke12/11/2010Mid Dorset and North PooleLiberal DemocratSigned
Tracey Crouch15/11/2010Chatham and AylesfordConservativeSigned
Rosie Cooper15/11/2010West LancashireLabourSigned
John Hemming15/11/2010Birmingham, YardleyLiberal DemocratSigned
David Simpson16/11/2010Upper BannDUPSigned
Lady Hermon18/11/2010North DownIndependentSigned
Linda Riordan24/11/2010HalifaxLabourSigned
Mark Williams30/11/2010CeredigionLiberal DemocratSigned
Alasdair McDonnell09/12/2010Belfast SouthSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Nigel Dodds09/12/2010Belfast NorthDUPSigned
George Mudie15/12/2010Leeds EastLabourSigned
Martin Vickers21/12/2010CleethorpesConservativeSigned

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